Any solution to "The Audio Service is not running"?
Searching high and low over the Internet, I can't seem to find a solution to fix the tray notification:
"The Audio Service is not running" even though my audio is working. I find that this problem exists for a lot of people using Win7.
a. Do your computer’s symptoms match with that as described in the KB article
If yes, you may try adjusting the volume by changing the volume levels in the volume slider and check if the red ‘X’ disappears.
Muting the volume and un-muting the volume has also helped some users to get rid of the red ‘X’ icon in the tray icon.
As mentioned in the KB article:
In most cases, this behavior is temporary and the red 'X' will disappear when:
- Windows 7 has finished booting to the desktop and hard drive activity has decreased.
- The first time the user clicks on the speaker icon to change the audio playback volume level.
This behavior is cosmetic in nature and does not affect the performance of Windows.
You need not worry and wait for an update from Microsoft.
Hope this helps!
Gokul - Microsoft Support
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